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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 25, 2011 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My Favorite Piece of Tuna

You have just reinforced my point by listing 9 players who are octaves ahead of Jack...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 25, 2011 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My Favorite Piece of Tuna

Did you notice how this thread went from tuna to bass? Something fishy going on...

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 25, 2011 11:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My Favorite Piece of Tuna

What else would you expect from the King of the Deep?

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 25, 2011 4:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My Favorite Piece of Tuna

i suppose we look for different things in a bassist. technical chops isn't all too important for me. i was being a bit generous to mr. casady with my top 5 statement, but i think you also underestimate him a tad. he changed the way people looked at playing bass. his melodic playing just really does it for me.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 25, 2011 4:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My Favorite Piece of Tuna

FWIW, in the late 60s/early 70s, JackC was regarded by many in the Bay Area as one of the truly talented players (any instrument), as was Phil, to emerge. I always thought it was why so much was expected of HTuna, and so much less of JStarship given his move in 72 (though they'd formed HT in 69 or so, I don't think he stopped playing with JA til the very early 70s). Though he did eventually play with Starship, in the mid-70s they really missed him, IMO.